April 24, 2011

Donkey Kong Update VIII

Here is another update of Abysswolf's Donkey Kong. Just a little bit more and he's finally finished. DK is kind of boring with so few colours. Also, I have been playing the hell out of Okamiden and Assassin's Creed so I've not been putting much time into stitching. Okamiden is freaking amazing, dare I say, even better than Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks? *hides*
Hopefully next week, he will be my seventh finish of the year. Then I'll start my Cubone patch. It's a lot more colours so it will be less boring. ♥

April 20, 2011

Tetris Attack: Flying Wiggler

I just had an urge to bead something. I finished Flying Wiggler after switching the background colour a few times. Not much to say about this guy. He's an enemy but looks so cute and friendly. I remember running into their non-winged cousins in Super Mario World. The first time I jumped on one and it turned red in anger was pretty scary. -_- Bowser was nothing compared to a Wiggler scorned.
I can't believe I only have two more to do in my Tetris Attack set! It really took me long enough. I already know what I want to bead next. Unfortunately, I haven't come across any sprite rips so I may put a magnifying glass up to my DSi screen. ♥

April 19, 2011

Video Games Live

Video Games Live was an awesome show! Cosplay and geekery everywhere! It was great to geek out with other gamers in real life for once. Since the beginning of the show, all I could think about was cross stitching the logo. It was actually making me a little bit crazy. I see pixels and must stitch them.

For those not in the know, VGL is a concert wherein an orchestra, choir and Tommy Tallarico play video game music against the back drop of game footage. There is actually quite a bit of audience participation which adds to the fun. They played a lot of great music from Assassin's Creed II, Shadow of the Collosus, Castlevania, Final Fantasy VII and God of War. There was definitely not enough Zelda! Super Mario Galaxy would be an obvious choice but nope! They did do some Chrono Trigger but didn't use visuals for it. I'm honestly not complaining; I did love it. They actually have a huge repertoire and obviously can not play everything. I will definitely go again to see what else they have arranged. My favourite track of the night would have to be Assassin's Creed II where they projected a cutscene on screen and played along live.
It was a great show and I recommend it to anyone who likes games or likes music in general. My wishlist for next time would be to hear more Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, Okami, Final Fantasy X and XII, Mass Effect, Super Mario Galaxy and Donkey Kong Country 2 (I can dream). ♥

April 17, 2011

Donkey Kong Update VII

Honestly, everyone in Calgary must be stitching Donkey Kong because I had to go to three different Michaels stores to find DMC221. -_-

I'm ending my IHSW now with most of DK's right arm finished. He is a little bit over 12" wide. Just his one hand and legs remain! Here he is after about six hours of stitching:
I'm off to watch Scream 4 and then Video Games Live! I'm really excited for it. Music adds so much to games for me. Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger, Donkey Kong Country 2, Castlevania and Silent Hill tracks, among many others, are always in my head and fuel my addiction to the gameplay. My latest favourite soundtrack was for Nier on the XBOX360. Just beautiful. ♥ I really hope they play something by David Wise but it may be a long shot. I may do a little review tomorrow. =]

April 16, 2011

Donkey Kong Update VI

It's another International Hermit and Stitch Weekend! I did not get much done on DK this week, just his abdomen and his right shoulder. I have dedicated all day today for stitching him, however. First I have to make a Michaels run as I am out of two of the colours for his fur. >_> Here is what he looks like before IHSW:
I'll update Sunday afternoon before I go see Video Games Live! ♥

April 9, 2011

Donkey Kong Update V

This my fourth week of working on Donkey Kong. I managed to finish his ballin' very dark melon (DMC 3801) tie and pectoral muscles. =P I think I can safely say he is about half way done. Click for a larger image:
Next, I will stitch his right arm. I don't think I will be able to finish it in one week as his arms are freaking huge. I was just comparing my Link, Zelda, Diddy Kong and Pikachu to DK here. They are so tiny compared to him. =]

April 3, 2011

April 2011 TUSAL

It's another new moon already. March was pretty slow for me. I semi-finished Oracle of Seasons Link. I now know I have to fill in the white background. I am, of course, dreading that and putting it off for now. The only other stitching last month was on Donkey Kong. The top of my TUSAL jar consists of reddish browns, oranges and peaches.
TUSAL jar contents: Hogwarts Crest, Psylocke, Dark Toon Link, Yoshi's Island Biscornu, Robo + Atropos, Baby Mario Bib, Jill and Vincent Valentine, Oracle of Seasons Link, Donkey Kong
TUSAL backdrop: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

April 2, 2011

Donkey Kong Update IV

High five! I managed to finish DK's left arm this week. I feel like I barely make progress on this guy until I compare him to the previous week's update. I can't lie, I am finding him a bit boring because he is so few colours. I'm anxious to start a Pokemon patch, especially when I just caught a Marowak in White. =P Click for a larger image:
I will stitch his tie next so I can use some more varied colours. Diddy Kong was more fun to stitch probably because he was wearing a shirt and a hat. He was much more varied than naked DK. ♥